New bishop for Santa Isabel

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia has a new bishop for the Diocese of Isabel. The Diocesan Electoral Board of the Anglican Church of Melanesia elected the Reverend Ellison Quity as the sixth bishop for the Diocese of Ysabel. The meeting, which was preceded by a retreat yesterday,took place at Tete Ni Kolivutu, East of Honiara.…

Govt told to control expenditure

  Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele has cautioned the national government to control expenditure to keep its fiscal balances close to their budget target.   He made the statement when debating on the 2015 Supplementary Appropriation Bill in Parliament, Tuesday.   “It is obvious that the fiscal position of Solomon Islands generally has deteriorated due partly…

Local food encouraged

Department of Non Communicable Disease (NCD) within the Ministry of Health & Medical Services has appealed to the general public to eat more locally grown food, in order to maintain good health. Speaking to the Solomon Star recently, a health officer said, the rising rate of NCD cases in the country is associated with high…

Training on how to use EU funds

A training on the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) based on the financial contractual and procedures kicked off at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara on Monday. European Development Fund (EDF) team leader Anthony Acheampong explained the workshop was designed for European Development Fund key stake holders in the country to learn about the modules…

Malaita praises UNDP, MNURP

Malaita provincial premier Peter Shanel Ramohia praises United Nation Development Program (UNDP) by working together with the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation Peace (MNURP) through their generous support towards the national psychiatric unit of Solomon Islands base at Kilu’ufi, Malaita province. During the handing over of the equipment to the psychiatric unit yesterday Mr Ramohia…